VIDEO: Norway rapper in Leeds United tribute

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VIDEO: Norway rapper in Leeds United tribute

One of Norway's biggest rap artists has a released a heartfelt tribute to former Leeds midfielder Gary Speed.


In the video Lars Vaular, wearing one of Leeds’ classic Topman shirts, repeats the 1990s stadium chant "Gary Speed, Gary Speed, there's only one Gary Speed", before digressing into a lament about the club's fall from grace since its 1990s glory days. 
"The beat gave me a big stadium kind of vibe, and then the Gary Speed chant just came to mind," the Leeds fan told The Scratching Shed, a Leeds United blog. 
"But I didn’t want to make a song that just chronicled his life, instead I started to think of all these fun facts about Leeds players through the years." 
"Eventually I came to the part where Ridsdale fucks up, and thought to myself, 'damn it, we all miss Gary Speed. Football needs more guys like him. And why did he leave us?'"
Gary Speed captained the Welsh team until his retirement in 2004 and remains the most capped player in the country's football history. 
He committed suicide by hanging himself in his garage in November 2011, when he was 42 years old.


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